What inspired you to become a writer?
I thanked Murray for the honor but said ‘no’. Despite my negative answer, he asked me again and I declined again. But a seed was already planted the first time he asked. I prayed about it and let it go. Then suddenly, in June, an idea for a Civil War romance popped into my mind. At first, I didn’t say anything to anyone and started writing the story in July. On the last day of July, I sent it to Murray and asked what he thought of it. I was surprised to hear that he liked it. He also said there was a slot in his Blue Heaven romance series and that he’d like to see the story published. And so it happened…After I had tasted the fun of writing, I was hooked and I hope to write more stories in the future.
Which one of your books do you consider your “pride and joy”? Why?
But the real joy of writing came with the second story, The Officer’s Daughter (to be released soon), as I added several author friends as characters. It was so much fun writing about them and the best part probably was the fact that I could make them do anything I wanted. LOL
Do you have any preparation rituals before you begin to write?
If you had to come up with a book title to describe your life, what would it be?
If you had a chance to have dinner with any author who would it be?
We all have family, work and other obligations…how do you maintain balance while in the middle of a writing project?
What is the one piece of advice you received about writing that helped you the most?
Where can we purchase your books and how can we keep up with you?
Helping Hands is working on printing all the volumes of the Blue Heaven romance series in one paperback, so eventually the story will also be available in the printed collection. When new stories release you can find them on my Amazon author page. I believe there is also a possibility to get a notification in the email when new titles release. I also have a blog where I post all sorts of stuff from personal things to reviews. You can subscribe to receive new blog posts in the email, or become a follower on Blogger. And I always like to make new friends on Facebook.
Last, but not least… What and when is your next release? Provide a brief synopsis…
Nashville, 1864. Canadian Andrew Burns is captain in the 10th Minnesota Infantry. One day he discovers that one of the privates in his company is a woman dressed like a man. When he gets to know the woman behind the male facade, he falls in love with her and promises to keep her secret.
Together with Corporal Dean, Private Calvin Mitchell is sent on an errand in the hills south of Nashville where the Confederate army is gathering and preparing for the upcoming battle. When two days later only Corporal Dean returns and tells a story that Private Mitchell is killed, Andrew becomes anxious. He is the only one who knows that Calvin Mitchell is a woman and he is determined to find her—dead or alive.
Thanks so much for having me, Patti. It was lots of fun answering your questions.